Perspectives on Marriage

Thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, Perspectives on Marriage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary anthology ideal for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage.


Author: Kieran Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015066897201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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Thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, Perspectives on Marriage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary anthology ideal for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. This edition features thirteen new articles and incorporates the best of contemporary perspectives on marriage and sexuality. The selections represent a wide range of approaches, from the historical and canonical to the sociological, psychological, and ministerial. Striking a balance between solid theological material and stimulating readings on today's issues, the volume explores marriage in its historical context; current views on the theology of marriage; the meanings and transitions of marriage; attitudes toward sexuality; communication, conflict, and change; commitment, divorce, and annulment; the spirituality of marriage; and various religious perspectives on marriage. The third edition includes a new section on issues that affect marriage--such as the commercialization of marriage and the financial stresses accompanying marriage--as well as new selections on such topics as same-sex marriage, cohabitation, the theology of dating, and counseling. Each essay is enhanced by a detailed editors' introduction and by helpful discussion questions. Rich, provocative, and challenging, Perspectives on Marriage, Third Edition, is the most extensive and up-to-date reader of its kind.

Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

dox tradition also have resonance with some aspects of covenantal approaches to the marital union in traditional Protestantism and modern Catholicism . Summary and Conclusions The Jewish , Christian , and Muslim traditions have long ...


Author: John Witte

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829937

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 342

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Covenant marriages requiring premarital counseling and tighter strictures on divorce have recently emerged in some American states. At the same time, the doctrine of covenant has reemerged in religious circles as a common way to map the spiritual dimensions of marriage. Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective brings together eminent scholars from Jewish, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic religious traditions as well as experts on American covenant marriage. The introduction carries out an unprecedented comparison of contract and covenant in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim understandings of marriage. The rest of the book elucidates various facets of marriage from the perspectives of both jurisprudence and religion, producing an enlightening integrated picture of the legal and spiritual dimensions of marriage.

Global Perspectives on Same Sex Marriage

Hodges case, the Supreme Court ruled that states' refusal to recognize same-sex marriages from other states was ... from a constitutional perspective, the federal government could not compel the states to recognize same-sex marriage ...


Author: Bronwyn Winter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319627649

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This book provides a comparative, neo-institutionalist approach to the different factors impacting state adoption of—or refusal to adopt—same-sex marriage laws. The now twenty-one countries where lesbians and gay men can legally marry include recent or longstanding democracies, republics and parliamentary monarchies, and unitary and federal states. They all reflect different positions with respect to religion and the cultural foundations of the nation. Countries opposed to such legalization, and those having taken measures in recent years to legally reinforce the heterosexual fundaments of marriage, present a similar diversity. This diversity, in a globalized context where the idea of same-sex marriage has become integral to claims for LGBTI equality and indeed LGBTI human rights, gives rise to the following question: which factors contribute to institutionalizing same-sex marriage? The analytical framework used for exploring these factors in this book is neo-institutionalism. Through three neo-institutionalist lenses—historical, sociological and discursive—contributors investigate two aspects of the processes of adoption or opposition of equal recognition of same-sex partnerships. Firstly, they reveal how claims by LGBTIQ movements are being framed politically and brought to parliamentary politics. Secondly, they explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalized (or resisted) through legal and societal norms and practices. Although it adopts neo-institutionalism as its main theoretical framework, the book incorporates a broad range of perspectives, including scholarship on social movements, LGBTI rights, heterosexuality and social norms, and gender and politics.

Exploring a Heritage

According to him, the Western Christian church has from its apostolic beginnings presented four main perspectives on marriage: religious, social, contractual, and natural. Witte explains the four perspectives: A religious perspective ...


Author: Anne-Louise Eriksson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620321027

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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From a historical perspective, similarities among the Lutheran churches in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are easily understood. But these previously homogeneous northern societies, built on a Lutheran tradition with close ties between church and state, are now considered to be among the most secular in the world, as well as being impacted by a growing presence of other religions. These changes present a major challenge to the churches concerning how to relate to the state and how to be a "folk church." The goal of this volume is to explore how Lutheran identity presently shapes churches in the north. What are the burning issues engaging these churches at the beginning of the third millennium? Are there signs that they are affected by the global emergence of a theology and practice commonly known as Neo-Pentecostal or Charismatic? What is the situation for women in these churches embedded in societies ranked among the world's most egalitarian? In what ways does their Lutheran heritage influence how these churches shape themselves today? The point of departure for this study is not a predetermined, normative understanding of what a Lutheran church is or should be, but the fact that the churches presented here represent what "Lutheranism" is today in this part of the world. Contributors include Anne-Louise Eriksson, Steinunn Arnthrudur Bjornsdottir, Solveig Anna Boasdottir, Niclas Blader, Carl Reinhold Brakenhielm, Thomas Ekstrand, Arnfriður Guðmundsdottir, Goran Gunner, Harald Hegstad, Hjalti Hugason, Roger Jensen, Halvard Johannessen, Peter Lodberg, Benedicte Hammer Præstholm, Karin Sarja, Ulrika Svalfors, Merete Thomassen, Marie Thomsen, Marie Vejrup Nielsen, and Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen.

Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

... 60 incarceration and marriage 8, 10, 25, 27, 88 see also criminal activity incentives, marriage 153–6 see also partnering and incentive structures income and marriage 8–9, 25 earnings see under economic perspectives on marriage see ...


Author: Lloyd R. Cohen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930644

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Those not learned in the economic arts believe that economics is either solely or essentially concerned with commercial relations. And, so it was, originally. Then, in the second half of the 20th century, economists began applying their minimalist but sturdy tools to other human activities such as marriage, child-bearing, crime, religion and social groups. In this spirit, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering. This comprehensive and enlightening volume will be a valuable reference for those interested in law and economics generally and family law in particular.

Marriage and Modernization

In the United States , there has been a 30 percent decline in the marriage rate since 1960 and overall , there has ... and Differential in Marriage and Cohabitation : The United States , ” The Ties That Bind : Perspectives on Marriage ...


Author: Don S. Browning

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802811124

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The processes of modernization and globalization promise more wealth and health for many people. But they are also a threat to the stability and quality of marriage and family life. This new book -- at once sobering and constructive -- looks at the impact of these processes on marriage and asks what Christianity, in cooperation with other religions, can do to strengthen married life today. Among the deleterious effects of modernization and globalization on marriage are a worldwide drift of men away from the responsibility of parenthood and the tendency of mothers too readily to take on the task of childrearing alone. After looking at recent research on these and other problems, Don Browning suggests that the cure for modern marital disruption entails reforming and reconstructing the institution of marriage while also nurturing relevant forms of social support. Yet the effort to initiate a "world marriage revival" requires a complex cultural work, and Browning explores the key contributions that the religions of the world must make for such an effort to be successful.


46Thomas John, “Liberating Marriage: Same-Sex Unions and the Law in India”, in Arvind Narrain & Alok Gupta eds., Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Love, Yoda Press, New Delhi, (2011), p. 359. 47 Section 2. Definitions- In this Act, ...




ISBN: 9789383845514

Category: Law

Page: 175

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Book deals with the Human Rights issues of the sexual minorities in particular their right to marriage. Discrimination from the main stream society is one of the main issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community. At present only 29 countries around the world have recognized the right to marriage of sexual minorities and Asian countries like India has not recognized this right. Individuals should be given right to self determination of their gender identity. Same as discrimination on the basis of race and color, discrimination on the basis of sexuality is also a human right violation which is recognized by the international community. Law is not a panacea for the entire issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, the attitude of the society should be changed to accommodate the discriminated peoples like transgenders and other LGBTQ+ .

Marriage Work and Family Life in Comparative Perspective

In this chapter, we examine three types of interactions—coresidence, seeing, and phoning—between married children and their parents or parents-in- law.3 We do so from the perspective of the children, asking about their experience of ...


Author: Noriko O. Tsuya

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824844509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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When we compare Eastern and Western societies, we find similar economic and social forces at work. But the impact of these on family life reflects differences in cultural history and social context. This volume examines family change in Korea, Japan, and the United States, allowing us to contrast the collective emphasis of a Confucian social heritage with the individualism of the West. An impressive group of demographers and family sociologists considers such questions as: How do family patterns vary within countries and across societies? How essential are marriage and parenthood? How do levels of contact between middle-aged adults and their parents who live elsewhere differ in East Asian countries and the U.S.? How does female employment vary based on family factors and do these factors affect employment across societies? Policy makers and demographic and family researchers both in the U.S. and Asia will find this book a vital resource for understanding the dynamics of family life in contrasting modern societies. Contributors: Larry L. Bumpass, Yong-Chan Byun, Minja Kim Choe, Karen Oppenheim Mason, Ronald R. Rindfluss, Noriko O. Tsuya.

The Ties That Bind

What factors explain the dramatic changes in union formation we have observed over recent decades?Edited by Linda J. Waite. Co-edited by Christine Bachrach, Michelle Hindin, Elizabeth Thomson, and Arland Thornton.


Author: Linda J. Waite

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141283936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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The Ties That Bindwas organized to review and assess the scientific evidence about the causes of trends in marriage and other forms of intimate unions. The contributors address these two questions: What do we know about the factors that influence the formation of marriages and other intimate unions, the timing of union formation, and the forms that unions take? What factors explain the dramatic changes in union formation we have observed over recent decades?Edited by Linda J. Waite. Co-edited by Christine Bachrach, Michelle Hindin, Elizabeth Thomson, and Arland Thornton.